San Saba County Courthouse
San Saba, Texas
 
 
     
 
 
 Completed - 1911
Architect - Chamberlin & Company
Photos: Robert Deering 9/14/2002
 

COUNTY ORGANIZED: 1856

COUNTY NAMED FOR:  The town of San Saba.

COUNTY SEATS: One - San Saba

COUNTY SEAT NAMED FOR: The San Saba River. In 1732 Juan Antonio Bustillo y Ceballos, governor of Spanish Texas, led a group of soldiers west of the Colorado River and discovered a stream that he named Río de San Sabá de las Nueces. It has been suggested that he chose the name because he and his party reached the river on the day of St. Sabbás, a sixth-century monk.

COURTHOUSES: Three - 1857, 1878, and 1911.

STANDING: One - 1911 Texas Renaissance courthouse built of brick and sandstone.

 
 

1878 Courthouse
 

1922 Courthouse
Photo: Texas DoT 1939